Coastal Counselling - Fi Dawson
What I offer
Coastal Counselling offers one to one counselling to adults 16+ in the Morpeth and Ashington area.
My name is Fi Dawson and my counselling room is based in Ellington Village in a semi-rural location that can be reached directly by car and bus. I offer affordable 50 minute weekly sessions for clients experiencing current emotional difficulty.These emotional difficulties might include anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, work-related stress amongst other things.
Why have counselling?
Everyone has their own life story and at times it is beneficial to take time to reflect and talk about things that are causing you to feel 'stuck' in a set of circumstances. This is often easier to do with someone who is not a close relative or friend, helping you view your concerns in a non-judgemental way.
Although a counsellor cannot change your experience, the aim of counselling is to explore new and better ways to cope and move forward in a positive and more conscious way. In my sessions this might be done by just talking. Sometimes writing, art and practical relaxation techniques can be used with clients seeking other ways to express what they are feeling.
Most if not all counsellors have been the client too so we can appreciate how it feels to meet someone for the first time and begin to discuss personal issues. When we initially speak on the phone you will have a chance to ask any questions you might have about how I work and then you can decide if you would like to book a face to face session. In our first face to face session we can begin to look at the issues that have brought you to counselling and plan how best to support you.
How many sessions will I need?
Sessions are always tailored to suit the individual. I mostly work with clients for an average of between 6 and 8 sessions. Please contact me to arrange an initial consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a BEd Hons in Education, FDA Psychodynamic Counselling and have a current DBS certificate. I have been a counsellor since 2008 in a variety of community settings. I have always worked with the public in every job role I have had and I continue to learn from every person that I come into contact with. I have an interest in Animal Assisted Therapy and own a therapy dog called Betsy. We provide visiting pet therapy in the local community for the charity Pets as Therapy. I am a registered member of the BACP abiding by their professional standards. Please see www.bacp.co.uk
Range of work roles:
Within the Primary, Further and Higher Education sector
Parent Support helpline
Mind GP Patient Counselling Service
Further Education College Student Counselling Service
University Student Mental Health and Well-being Service
Care setting with Looked After Children
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Postnatal depression
Free 15 minute initial phone consultation (usually by appointment)
£30 per 50 minute face to face session
Concessions for OAP/ low income clients, please ask
(Some sessions may be telephone based by agreement after having first met face to face.)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9.00-5.00 (please note appointments outside of these times may be possible so please ask.)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|